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13 February 2015

Endless Swarm with No Monstrous Creatures!

Nick speaking,

It's always fun to have a bit of a change and maybe even a bit of a challenge, and after many games of 40k with my Hive Fleet packed out with Mawlocs, Flyrants, Fexes and Pods, I thought I would have a go at an army with no Monstrous Creatures in it!


So, with no Monstrous Creatures taking up my points, I figured I am going to have a lot of little bugs on the table, which instantly points me in the direction of the Endless Swarm Formation. I haven't really been using formations, but this one seems to be pretty good following on the heals of Skyblight.

The formation consists of three units of Gants, three units of Gaunts and a Warrior Brood, and all these units have a chance to come back onto the board once killed with a fifty percent chance, sounds pretty good to me.


Now I am in no way going for a competitive list, with the whole idea of the army being to have some fun. I know that I could shave a few points off here and there, like dropping a few Devourers out for Flesh Borers on the Devilgants, but overall I like the list I have come up with. The Stealers will infiltrate and everything else will push forward from the outset. There's not too much antitank in there, but there is plenty of Synapse. I am really looking forward to getting this Swarm on the table, as it seems like it is going to be a lot of fun to play, but please let me know your thoughts. Battle report to follow...

HQ
1 x Tyranid Prime/Whip/Boneswords (140)

TROOPS
3 x Warriors/Barbed Strangler (100)
3 x Warriors/Barbed Strangler (100)
9 x Genestealers (126)
9 x Genestealers (126)

FAST
4 x Shrike Brood (140)
4 x Shrike Brood (140)
16 x Gargoyles (96)

ELITES
3x Zoanthropes (150)

FORMATION (Endless Swarm)
3 x Warriors/Barbed Strangler (100)
20 x Hormagaunts/Adrenal glands/Toxin sacs (200)
10 x Hormagaunts (50)
10 x Hormagaunts (50)
20 x Termagants/Devourer (160)
20 x Termagants/Devourer (160)
20 x Termagants/Devourer (160)

1998 points

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